A science lesson from Pinehurst No.2

Since Pinehurst No. 2 recently received Golf Digest’s Green Star Award for Outstanding Environmental Practices, we thought it was time to re-visit a piece UNC-TV crews put together about the science behind the course’s restoration.

Here’s an excerpt from the story:

“My students would absolutely call this messy and I think a lot of people who are used to the traditional lush, green golf course would agree,” Dr. Denesha Seth Carley tells me as we walk through an area of high wiregrass and sand.  Dr. Carley is an Assistant Professor of Crop Science-Sustainable Landscapes at North Carolina State University. “But to me it’s a beautiful, biologically diverse, native area. There are new pine trees starting to grow, which will be left alone. And that’s the beauty of this system, you wait and see what comes and manage it as you go.”

Read the entire piece here. 

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